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1

caustic

able to dissolve/eat away by chem action; sharp/biting
n: causticity

2

censor

anyone who acts as an arbiter of morals or reading/viewing material; to examine for/remove questionable material
adj: censorial n: censorship

3

censure

open/strong criticism/disapproval; to criticize severely/to disapprove strongly
n: censurer adj: censurable

4

chagrin

irritation/embarrassment/humiliation caused by disappointment/frustration; to cause such a feeling

5

charlatan

anyone who claims to have skills/knowledge that they don't possess
n: charlatanism, charlatanry

6

chronic

continuing over a long period of time/recurring often
adv: chronically

7

circuitous

indirect/roundabout/long-winded
n: circuitousness, circuit

8

circumspect

cautious/prudent, esp in regard to the consequences of actions/statements; tactful
n: circumspection

9

circumvent

to get around/avoid, esp by trickety/deception
n: circumvention

10

clandestine

concealed from view to hide one's purpose
n: clandestineness

11

coerce

to force someone to do something using pressure/threats/etc
n: coercion, coerciveness
adj:coercive, coercible

12

cogent

forceful and convinving, to the point
n: cogency

13

cohere

to hold/stick together; to fit together as a whole
n: coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness
adj: coherent, cohesive

14

collaborate

to work together; to cooperate w/ the enemy is treasonable activity
n: collaboration, collarborator

15

compatible

capable of use w/ another brand/model; capable of living together/getting along
n: compatibility, compatibleness

16

complacent

overly self-satisfied; smug
n: complacency, complancence

17

concise

saying a lot in few words
n: conciseness, concision

18

condone

to overlook/disregard an offense, implying forgiveness
n: condonation, condoner

19

confrontation

a face-to-face encounter, usually suggesting a hostile/defieant attitude
v: confront

20

conjecture

a guess; to guess
adj: conjectural